Fourteen Chinese arrested in Galle jailed for a year

Fourteen Chinese nationals arrested in Galle recently for violating local visa laws have been ordered to be jailed for a year. The 14 Chinese nationals...

Government will not fully back OHCHR report on Sri Lanka

The Government will not fully agree with the report on Sri Lanka issued by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR),...

Aunt of Makandure Madush files FR petition

An aunt of notorious underworld leader ‘Makandure Madush’ has filed a Fundamental Rights petition in court seeking a restraining order preventing the police from...

US human rights report notes sexual abuse by Sri Lankan authorities

A US human rights report has noted allegations of sexual abuse committed by Sri Lankan authorities last year. The '2018 Country Reports on Human Rights...

Shivshankar Menon to chair meeting in Colombo on Indian Ocean security

Former Indian National Security Advisor, Ambassador Shivshankar Menon, is to chair a meeting in Colombo which will focus on Indian Ocean security issues. Pathfinder Foundation,...

SLPP and SLFP talks successful, more talks next week

The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) held formal talks today at the office of the Opposition Leader...

IUSF Convener Maheel Bandara remanded

Convener of the Inter-University Student’s Union (IUSF) Maheel Bandara was remanded today till March 18. Bandara was arrested yesterday during a protest staged near Parliament. The...

Two people shot dead in Moratuwa, another injured

Two people were killed in a shooting incident in Moratuwa today, the Police said. Another person sustained injuries and was admitted to hospital. The Police said...

Second Special High Court begins operations

The Second Special High Court began operations at the Hulftsdorp court complex today. The three member bench special court is the second of three such...

President’s expenditure in budget passed without a vote

The President's expenditure in the 2019 Budget was passed without a vote in Parliament today. Several United National Party (UNP) backbenchers were expected to vote...

Police fire tear gas and water on protesting students

The Police fired tear gas and water cannons on protesting university students near Parliament today. The protest was staged by the Inter-University Student's Union. The students...

Convicts in Khuram Shaikh murder withdraw appeals

The convicts in the murder of British national Khuram Shaikh have withdrawn the appeals filed by them against the verdict and will serve the...

SLPP and SLFP to begin formal talks this week

The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) will begin formal talks this week. The talks set to begin tomorrow...

Now a price formula for imported milk powder

A price formula is to be introduced for milk powder following approval obtained from the cabinet. The Government said that cabinet approval had been obtained...

Suspects arrested over Rathgama murder further remanded

The seven suspects arrested over the Rathgama murder have been further remanded. They were produced in court and further remanded till March 27. The two businessmen, Manjula...

Samarasinghe says he withdrew from UNHRC delegation

Former Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe says he withdrew from the delegation proposed to head to Geneva as President Maithripala Sirisena's special representatives to attend the...

President heads to Kenya to attend summit

President Maithripala Sirisena left for Kenya today to attend a UN environment conference. He will attend the UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi. The President is attending...

Fonseka accuses President of backstabbing UNP

Former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka today accused President Maithripala Sirisena of backstabbing the United National Party (UNP). He said that the President did not allow...

Karannagoda appears before the CID for a second day

Former Navy Commander Retired Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda appeared before the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) today, for a second day this week, to make a...

Accomplice of Kanjipani Imran arrested from Gampola

An accomplice of Kanjipani Imran was arrested by the Special Task Force (STF), the Police said. The Police said that "Bumba" was arrested in Gampola. He...